Antique RCA "Nipper" Store Display c.1920
A large RCA advertising store display of the iconic mascot "Nipper" dog. This advertising sculpture is clearly an early example. The sculpture is done entirely of a hand painted, molded paper mache with a white background and black accents. Gold accents and "Nipper" on the collar.
Original paint and some repairs as well as touch-ups made over the years. Expected wear and tear for its age, some flaking and cracking, but overall solid in structure.
CREATOR Old King Cole Company, Ohio for RCA Corp.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920.
MATERIALS & TECHNIQUES Paper Mache, Paint.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
DIMENSIONS H 36 in. x W 18 in. x D 32 in.
Known in America as Victor RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and HMV (His Masters Voice) in England. These store display Nipper dogs were done for several years for RCA. The first ones were done in paper mache, later in fiberglass and the last renditions done in a molded plastic.